Throwback Post: Brisk Thoughts of Gratitude for Love


November 3 2013:

Brisk and cloudy sunset walk with Thomas ….. Just feels GOOD …. LOVE …


November 3 2012:

Kimberly Phipps-Nichol …. Today I am grateful that you and I met in 2007 and became friends. I am thankful for you and our beautiful friendship. As we count down the one week left before you make your move to Houston, please know I feel so awesomely blessed for our closeness. I will miss you dearly …. Yet, I know this will be an amazing part of your journey and an exciting adventure!!! I TREASURE the connection we have my sweet friend … See you in a few hours for your going away party!!! (Picture from December 2011)


November 3 2011:

Today I am thankful for the love that Thomas and Lillian have for one another . . .

Vegan Eats: Gazpacho With a Lit Virgin Bloody Mary

August 27 2020

Homemade gazpacho. That was good!

October 10 2020

My virgin Bloody Mary is lit! 🔥😂 It’s been since last December or January since we’ve been to visit The Romano Duo. Frank always makes me one of these when we visit. I finally got tired of waiting until we can visit again, so I made my own. 😋 Plus, we just got these cool Halloween lights today! Now to figure out where to use them!

Vegan Eats: Cocomels With Panang Curry Alongside Maters and Beans

June 22 2020

Another delicious find to share with you … Perfect!

June 23 2020

I made panang curry for myself last night. Took me a while to find a vegan panang curry paste. It’s really good! However, there’s something missing. Doesn’t have any heat to it. Had to buy a package of 6, so I’ve got plenty to experiment with.

June 27 2020

My kind of breakfast. So much satisfying. When I have fresh, good-tasting tomatoes (or maters, as my mammaw called them), I’ll have those instead of fresh fruit. Deeply pleasing.

Throwback Post: Anger with a Smile Wordle


May 30 2014:

I happen to have some 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th graders in my charge a few weeks ago. Besides some of the students being adamant that I’m 15-20 years younger than I am, I was quite the experience for them! HA! Had them do a wordle for their favorite book, movie or hobby, gave them a mini lesson on blogging, and had them do some breathing and yoga!

Overheard one young man telling another that he uses cuss words. I asked him if he liked using them and how it made him feel. He said he didn’t but people made him so mad. I suggested to him that we are the only one’s in charge of what comes out of our mouth and it is always our choice how we respond to others. No one can truly make us mad. Anger is a choice we make for ourselves. Here’s one of the wordles. Cool!

Smile Wordle May 30 2014

Vegan Eats: Sweet Cherry Amaretto Coconut Bliss With Penne Arrabbiata and Macaroni Topped Salad

March 31 2020

Not as beautiful as cloud photos … Yet, heavenly for the taste buds. Coconut Bliss Sweet Cherry Amaretto, that’s some good stuff.

April 10 2020

Penne Arrabbiata with a great salad and glass of orange juice. Yummy!

April 11 2020

Lovely salad topped with a few spoonfuls of homemade macaroni and cheese.

Vegan Eats: Pasta Salad with Grilled Portabello

March 23 2020

Layers of flavors in this pasta salad = Grateful for this deliciousness …

March 26 2020

A grilled portobello deluxe accidentally fell into my online cart at Great Full Gardens earlier today when I ordered the lunch soup. I’m so grateful it did!!! Delicious! And while we were ordering Lillian’s fries, a cheeseburger and fries accidentally got added to the order for Thomas. Made for an easy night of dinner making for me.